1946 Sept. 29
Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971
New York (N.Y.) - Suggesting that "Miss Perry or someone in Thurgood Marshall's office could" provide the data requested by Laurence T. Heron (see verso) on the 1936 trial and federal indictment of Paul D. Peacher and summarizing the basic facts of the case.
1932 Jan. 18
Buford, C. W.
Denver (Colo.) - Solicits promotion of candidacy of Horace Hawkins for the United States Supreme Court, filling seat left vacant by the retirement of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1949 June 27
United States . Supreme Court
Washington (D.C.) - Signed Charles Elmore Cropley, Clerk; citing from an order entered by the Court that day in the case of Dennis v. United States, essentially trasnferring the case to the summary docket, and denying Paul Robeson's motion to file a brief of amicus curaie (see mums312-b125-i173).
1952 Oct. 17
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
New York (N.Y.) - Stating and describing his repulsion at the Supreme Court's refusal to review to the Rosenberg case; questioning the justice of the trial and overall legal treatment they were given; and foreseeing the prospective tragedy of "one innocent couple... being hanged for a crime they did not commit."
1949 Jan. 7
National Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions
New York (N.Y.) - Relaying the Supreme Court's consideration of "a constitutional question of special significance to the Negro people"; describing Paul Robeson's, Mary Van Kleeck's, and W. E. B. Du Bois's recently-drafted petition thereon; and citing from the related amicus curiae. See also mums312-b125-i173.
Washington (D.C.) - On behalf of "Negro Americans," and the citizenship at large, applying to file as amici curaie a brief against the case United States v. John Gates; discussing the issue's "special importance to Negro Americans seeking to escape the degradation of 'second-class citizenship' and Jim Crow oppression"; describing the case and its implications at length, and providing the l... more